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Song River

Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 12-492 7275
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken wings” (12 reviews)
“bak kut teh” (12 reviews)
“steamed fish” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed at Evergreen Laurel hotel and Song River was only 5 mins walk away. The steamed fish & noodles with gravy was very fresh n delicious!! The clean tasting fish noodle soup though simple was a winner! Bitter gourd with runny egg has a different...More

Thank F5271CFleem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first lunch in Penang. We had steamed fish with bee hoon, pork belly, fish with yam in claypot and an egg dish. Fish was fresh and food was very good.

Thank doreenllc
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner last night. The zhi char only opens at night and its really good. We ordered steamed fish and prawns. They were fresh and juicy. And it was cheap! Spent about 70 ringgit for three dishes of fish, prawns and vegetables....More

Thank Alexis Y
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

At Song River have few food stall to selling local food. The bak kut teh and chicken wing and steamed fish are delicious.

2  Thank Michael_Teoh
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Must try the Homemade Nyonya Curry Bread, and Hokkien Chan. Most of the food here is generally not bad.

Thank Vernon C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Understand from tour guide, Penang is the origin of Bak Kut Teh. Here we have clear soup instead of dark heavy spicies serve in KL. Taste great esp with all the 'spare-parts' Good for Breakfast

Thank PinoyFiestaIhawIhaw
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

First visit with our host family. Won't be the last. Absolutely fantastic Chinese food, cheap as chips, no pretentions.

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I both had a bowl of mixed fish noodles. It was perfectly cooked, without question the best Chinese food I've ever eaten. It's also extremely cheap.

Thank Theo_1984
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went over early around 545pm after reading review of big crowd during weekend. Typically coffee shop with around 10 inividual stalls selling different kinds of hawker food. Not a good option if you going for the BBQ stingray. They don't open so early. More like...More

Thank Pauline L
Reviewed 7 October 2016

a must to go whenever i am in penang. I will go in the night at 10pm to wait for the famous BBQ Sting Ray. simply the best we every had and i am from Singapore where BBQ sting ray is served in many areas....More

Thank 127cedrick
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-492 7275
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